Indiana: Senate panel schedules marriage ban hearing

“10th Circuit rejects request from 3 gay couples”

Ranking Oregon House Republican supports redefinition of marriage

Minnesota: Supporting redefinition of marriage brings in campaign cash

Va. House OKs measure to defend marriage protection amendment

ACLU suit challenges legality of Wisconsin’s marriage protection amendment

Religious Freedom and Marriage in Federal Law | Heritage Foundation

    Thomas M. Messner at the Heritage Foundation: “Legal recognition of same-sex marriage will increase the potential for conflicts with religious freedom. The recent Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor intensifies these concerns by characterizing traditional marriage policy as a form of irrational prejudice. Public policy should value, not condemn, those who uphold the ideal of a mother and father for children. Even public officials who support same-sex marriage, however, should support religious freedom. At the federal level, policy should protect religious freedom and rights of conscience in areas that include tax exemptions, deductions for charitable contributions, conditions attached to government programs, federal spending in educational and social service programs, and accreditation of higher education institutions.”

  • Posted: 02/03/2014
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Monogamy made us human

Court upholds Hawaii law permitting same-sex “marriage”

Suit against VA marriage amendment gains class action status

Marriage shift has Kansas right scrambling for legislative solutions

Ind. Gov. Mike Pence wants voters to decide on same-sex “marriage” ban

Utah AG joins other states in defending Nevada’s ban same-sex “marriage”

Arkansas seeks to toss federal lawsuit challenging voter-approved law banning same-sex “marriage”

Patrick J. Deneen: Corporatism and same-sex “marriage” are natural bedfellows

Kansas: Measures introduced to end ban on same-sex “marriage”

Judge: Most of suit challenging WV marriage protection amendment can proceed

Court to allow Utah lengthier brief in same-sex “marriage” appeal

Marriage is not just for rich people

VA: Herring explains decision to fight marriage protection amendment

SD: Senate Bill 66 would protect clergy who refuse to officiate at same-sex “marriages”

Nebraska: Sarpy County extends benefits for same-sex couples

SD: Brookings County clarifies policy on same-sex “marriage” benefits

Judge denies adoption to avoid undermining N.Y. same-sex “marriage” law

Utah bill would let residents support marriage amendment on tax form

ACLU suit against Utah’s marriage amendment moves to federal court

Hearing to go forward Thursday in constitutional challenge to Virginia’s marriage laws

Oklahoma marriage appeal will be put on fast track

Illinois lawmaker files bill protecting consciences of religious organizations

Indiana House amends HJR-3, possibly delaying referendum

Fighting family breakdown will take more than contraception

Prince William clerk part of same-sex “marriage” case | Prince William Times

Leah Farish: A handful of people should not decide the future of marriage

Ross Douthat: More imperfect unions

Church of England’s bishops defer marriage decision

Utah: Religious freedom and anti-bias bills announced at pro-traditional marriage gathering

Kansas lawmakers seek conscience protection for individuals, businesses

Virginia AG won’t defend state’s marriage protection amendment | West Hawaii Today

VA: Prince William court clerk joins suit defending marriage | Inside NOVA

Conservatives react to Herring’s stance against protecting marriage

Alaska senator: Same-sex “marriage” inevitable

Republicans slam Virginia AG Herring’s decision to attack marriage protection amendment

Costa Rica: Presidential candidates reluctant to endorse same-sex “marriage”

“Second sentence” becomes focus in Indiana marriage fight

Attorney general wants court to strike down Virginia marriage protection amendment | Washington Post

Kellie M. Fiedorek: Let Hoosiers vote on marriage amendment | IndyStar

“Gay-marriage ban unconstitutional, says Virginia Attorney General” | WSJ

“Utah governor says he’s open to civil unions, but must defend same-sex ban”

UK: Barnsley couple to take legal action over transition from “civil union” to “marriage”

Attorney accused of defending Utah marriage amendment to impose religious viewpoint

Lyle Denniston: Did Windsor already settle the fate of state marriage protection amendments?

Virginia AG won’t defend “unconstitutional” marriage amendment

Harvard study: Family is most important factor in social mobility

    W. Bradford Wilcox at Slate: “Of all the factors most predictive of economic mobility in America, one factor clearly stands out in their study: family structure. By their reckoning, when it comes to mobility, ‘the strongest and most robust predictor is the fraction of children with single parents.’ They find that children raised in communities with high percentages of single mothers are significantly less likely to experience absolute and relative mobility.” The study is here.

  • Posted: 01/23/2014
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Judge consolidates challenges to Oregon’s marriage amendment

OK: Edmond lawmaker files bill for second vote to uphold traditional marriage

Equality Florida files suit challenging Florida law upholding marriage

ACLU sues Utah for not recognizing same-sex “marriages”

ADF attorney testifying Wednesday in favor of letting Hoosiers vote on marriage

The theological stakes of sexual difference

    Stephen H. Webb at First Things: “That sexual difference is a created good, a gift that serves multiple religious needs, does not necessarily mean that all same-sex relations have no theological rationale. Nevertheless, Roberts’ argument puts the burden on the theological defenders of same-sex marriage to articulate how a gay marital bond can still do justice to God’s gift of sexual difference. Here is the thought his book leaves us with: ‘To be what we are, we must find ways of life that thank God for having made us male and female.’ Can gay marriage do that?”

  • Posted: 01/21/2014
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Tulsa County Court Clerk wants expedited hearing on Okla. marriage appeal

Colorado group proposes ballot measure requiring pre-marriage education

Is Hobby Lobby imposing its religious beliefs on its employees?

Polygamy and the future of religious liberty

Illinois B&B owner says he won’t host same-sex “weddings”

Pennsylvania could tip the scales nationally on marriage

VA emerging as key state in marriage fight

OR: Bakery unlawfully discriminated against same-sex couple, state finds

United Methodist Church charges clergyman for presiding at same-sex “marriage”

“Briefs on gay marriage ruling likely in few months” | AP

Evangelicals’ favorite marriage law? | Christianity Today

Legal appeals will delay same-sex “marriages” in Oklahoma | The Oklahoman

Judge strikes Oklahoma marriage amendment; 2004 ballot garnered 76% voter approval | Baptist Press

PA: Gov. Tom Corbett, Kathleen Kane dropped from marriage case